SPE 2015 Annual Meeting Program

 Society of Professors of Education 2015 Annual Meeting at AERA

Chicago, Illinois

Saturday April 18th   8:00-5:00

Fairmont Hotel

Gold Room, Second Level


Welcome and Opening Remarks, Bernardo Gallegos, Program Chair, and President, Society of Professors of Education.


Paper Session One,

Chair: Bernardo Gallegos, National University

21st Century Educational Experiences: Communicating Democracy and Education as Democratic Activism

Gregg Jorgensen, Western Illinois University

Reasserting what is educational in education: Hope, optimism, and neoliberal structures of feeling in education under late capitalism

Lisa Taylor, Bishop’s University

Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline or Increasing Student Engagement and Achievement: A Literature Review Regarding A Holistic Approach for Educator Practice and Research

Kendra Lowery, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Corporate Network Proliferation in the Public School Sector and Rapid Erosion of Capital

Carol A. Mullen, Virginia Tech


Paper Session Two

Chair: Cliff Tyler, National University

Considering the tasks, issues, successes and challenges for the education professoriate in the 21st Century when collaborating in university/school partnerships

Dr. Barbara Cozza, St. Johns University

Middle Level Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of Social Injustices: A Photo and Content Analysis

Nicole Thompson, University of Memphis

Casey Gilewski, University of Memphis

Faculty Perceptions of Teaching and Advising as it Relates to University Expectations

Patricia Dickenson, National University

Penelope Keough, National University

Wayne Padover, National University

 A Modest Proposal Re-imagined: Disrupting and Rethinking Educational Decision-Making

Clifton S. Tanabe, University of Hawaiʻi – Mānoa

Jeanne Marie Iorio, Victoria University, Australia


Charles DeGarmo Lecture

Introduction: William H. Schubert, Awards Committee Chair

Speaker: Kevin Kumashiro, Dean, College of Education, University of San Francisco


Mary Anne Raywid Award:

Introduction: William H. Schubert, Awards Committee Chair, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago

Recipient: Janet L. Miller, Professor and Program Coordinator of English Education, Teachers College, Columbia University 

SPE Outstanding Book Awards:

Presented by Pam Konkol, Chair of the Book Awards Committee, Concordia University Chicago 

Richard Wisniewski Award:

Presentation: Mina Kim, San Francisco State University and Donna Adair Breault, Missouri State University, Co-Chairs of the Awards Committee

Recipient: The Elementary Certification Master’s Program, Indiana University

William H. Watkins Inaugural Award Ceremony

Host, William H. Schubert, Awards Committee Chair

William H. Watkins Interview Presented by M. Fran Huckaby, Texas Christian University

Presentation of Inaugural William H. Watkins Award by William H. Schubert

Recipient: Carol D. Lee, Edwina S. Tarry Professor in the School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Panel Discussion on the Contributions of William H. Watkins, University of Illinois at Chicago:

Bill Schubert, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago, Carol Lee, Northwestern University,

and Fran Huckaby, Texas Christian University


Paper Session Three

Chair: Deron Boyles, Georgia State University

Teacher Education and Social Justice: Breaking down Barriers

Tonya Callaghan, University of Calgary

Laurie Hill, University of Calgary

Principal Preparation: Compliance Monitors or Leaders?

A Critique of New York’s School Building Leader Assessment

Katie Zahedi, State University of New York at New Paltz

Arnold Dodge, Long Island University

Ruth Powers Silverberg, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Preparing literacy specialists for culturally diverse settings: How does teaching in a high-needs district alter teachers’ perceptions, self-efficacy, and knowledge?

Kathleen M. Lord, State University of New York at New Paltz

Who Owns the Colleges of Education?

Nicholas J. Eastman, Georgia State University


Paper Session Four

Chair: Pamela Konkol, Concordia University at Chicago

Finding the balance in teacher preparation: relevancy and edTPA

Monica Noraian, Illinois State University

Working with(in) Common Core Logic in Higher Education:

Student Emails/Letters Confirm Relevance.

Adam Attwood, Washington State University

A.G. Rud, Washington State University

Relevancy in the Age of edtpa?: Commercialism, Accountability, and the Continuing Assault on Public Education

Deron Boyles, Georgia State University

Dennis Attick, Clayton State University

The Death of Critical Thinking: Education Under the Common Core Standards

Morgan Anderson, Georgia State University

4:15 – 5:00: Business Meeting